Foroige YESS Members awarded EHAI Primary Food Safety Certificates

by admin on June 20, 2018

A group of Foroige members of the Youth Employability Support South Sligo Group (YESS) who were awarded Primary Food Hygiene Certificates accredited by the Environmental Health Officers Association in St. Angela’s College recently. This enables these trained and legally compliant participants to work in the catering, retail, food service and food industry sectors. YESS is funded by International Fund for Ireland (IFF).

The course was delivered by Mr. Michael Hosey, Manager of St. Angela’s College Food Technology Centre.

For more information about the course please contact info@thefoodtechnologycentre.ie 

Front row: Deirdre Gallagher (Foroige), Catherine Ryan & Dorothy Clarke (IFI), Michael Hosey (St. Angela’s), Back row (l-r) Amy O’Hara, Edward Keane, Jacqueline Barrett, Patrick Skeffington, Shannon McCann, Chantelle Kane-Clarke.

Participants were also informed of potential opportunities of entry or progression routes into third level education via the one-year ACCESS programme, the potential to enter the B. Applied Science in Nutrition, Food and Business Management Undergraduate Degree course and the Bachelor of Arts and Professional Master of Education Programme (Home Economics & Elective subject) via the Programme for Access to Higher Education (PATH) funded project involving selected Further Education Colleges locally.

Ms. Dorothy Clarke, International Fund for Ireland said that these young people deserve credit for the achievements they have made through this Youth Employability Support South Sligo (YESS) project. The International Fund for Ireland awarded support for the YESS project from its Personal Youth Development Programme, a programme which helps them become more employable.

Ms. Deirdre Gallagher Co-ordinator of the YESS project said that “this project is about equipping these young people with the knowledge, skills and competencies to build a more positive future for themselves and others and hopes to expand this programme in the South Sligo area in the next two years”.

 

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